Jermaine Jackson - Jackson Family Already Split Over Michael Tribute Concert

Jermaine Jackson and his brother Randy have distanced themselves from their mother's plans to stage a tribute concert in memory of Michael Jackson, insisting it's not the right time for the show.
Family matriarch Katherine Jackson announced on Monday (25Jul11) that Michael Forever - The Tribute Concert would take place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on 8 October (11).
No performers for the "world-class event" were revealed, but she was supported at the Beverly Hills press conference by four of her kids; La Toya, Marlon, Jackie and Tito.
However, within hours of the show's announcement, Michael's other brothers Jermaine and Randy Jackson issued their own statement about the gig, claiming the family should be focusing on the upcoming manslaughter trial surrounding the King of Pop's death - and not planning a celebration in the U.K.
In a joint statement, Jermaine and Randy say, "While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honors our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael's death.
"There will come a time and place for an amazing and deserving tribute to Michael. But we feel that the most important tribute we can give to our brother at this time is to seek justice in his name."
Michael's personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, stands accused of administering the fatal dose of anaesthetic Propofol that killed the superstar in 2009, just weeks before he was due to hit the stage in London for his This Is It comeback concerts.
Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The trial is set to begin on 8 September (11).


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Another cash-in and stepping stone to fame on Michael's back with several sibilings conspiculously absent. Janet never seems to participate which may be for all the right reasons/Randy is often at odds w/ the family - maybe to his credit/Rebbie is a zero IMHO (friend of Bob Jones!!)/ and who knows re Jermaine tho I have to agree with him and Randy on this one. WHY in the world didn't they work with the Estate on this??!! WHY do they insist on taking action which puts them at odds w/ the Estate??? Michael, for all his heartache and conflict w/ the family, obviously knew what he was doing NOT involving them in his will and his childrens' future!!
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The Jacksons disagreeing with each other? What's new? Michael obviously loved his family but we increasingly see why he distanced himself business-wise from them.At the same time, it must be said that there are a lot of MJ tribute shows going on around the world at different times, helping the fans to remember and keeping Michael's legacy going. The Cirque du Soleil show will certainly play a big role in this too, especially when it heads off overseas and the resident version of the show is established in Vegas.I really do feel though that Katherine and everyone involved needs to work through the proper channels, i.e. Michael's Estate, to ensure everything happens at the appropriate time and place and with due diligence in the planning and promoting, and the proceeds ending up where they should - i.e. to pay off Michael's remaining debts and benefit his children and charities.These independent projects by various family members otherwise look like desperate (or impatient) attempts to make money out of Michael's memory without the appropriate accountability. It is an on-going worry (as if we don't have enough with Murray's trial still ahead of us).
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it just seems like the absolutely wrong thing to do. There are so many better ways to honor his memory in ways that he would want......
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I keep up with all news I can regarding MJ we all love him so much!! but we need the truth about MICHAEL!!! first!!!! what happened to him and is he really dead??? if he is dead conrad murray killed him for the money and whoever hired him should all be in prison for the rest of their lives!! we need peace and justice so we can celebrate him!!! in the name of L.O.V.E.
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I agree with Jermaine and Randy. The need to finally put Murray in prison quickly is very much in order!
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It's true to give Michael justice. But we the Fans always want some thing happening for Michael's legasi. So both can be done us for our ANGLE.......right?.
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I agree 200% with Jermaine and Randy JUSTICE FIRST FIRST PLEASE WE CAN CELEBRATE LATE AFTER MURRAY'S TRIAL THIS EVIL MAN SHOULD BE IN JAIL LONG LONG TIME AGO!!! WE (FANS) WILL ALWAYS LOVE MICHAEL AND HIS WONDERFUL MUSIC!!
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Please people they are pissed because mommy is the promoter and not them. Mommy will get the dough and put it away for mikes kids. J & R will piss it away on sex & Drugs and Rape
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Michael’s death and life are surrounded by so much controversy even two years later. Our celebrity-worship goes too far in creating our own ideas of icons such as MJ, as to leave a warped dynasty of myth and legend. Who was The King of Pop beneath the different faces? Check out my surreal portrait in commemoration of his passing and tell me about what you remember about him at dregstudios(dot)com
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I AGREE WITH JERMAINE AND RANDY, TRIBUTE AND CELEBRATE WHEN THE DOCTOR AND ALL OTHERS A IN JAIL FOR LIFE...THE WE CAN CELEBRATE FOREVER...CONCENTRATE ON SEEING JUSTICE FOR OUR ANGEL MICHAEL JACKSON....
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